The Decorah Nespapers
June 20, 2019
Monday, February 24, 2014 1:00 PM
When Vogue magazine published its April 2008 issue, featuring on its cover the Annie Liebovitz photograph of NBA all-star LeBron James and Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, representatives for the magazine noted two things:
First: It was the first time in its 122-year history that Vogue had featured an African American man on its cover.
Second – and this, in the face of widespread critique of the image for what many media commentators saw as its reinforcement of racial stereotypes – the cover “sought to celebrate two superstars at the top of their game.”
  • Broncos select Jewell in fourth round of NFL draft

    He’s headed west, but not too far.

    Three-year Iowa captain and Decorah native, Josey Jewell waited as the 2018 NFL draft continued before the Denver Broncos selected him in the fourth round Saturday morning.

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  • Winneshiek County Dairy royalty crowned
    The 55th Annual Winneshiek County Dairy Banquet was held in Ossian Saturday night, with numerous DHIA and Dairy Promoter awards handed out and culminating in the crowning of the 2018 royalty.
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  • Winneshiek Idea House is Saturday
    Community “investors” and entrepreneurs will gather Saturday, March 24, for an evening of networking, idea sharing, and Winneshiek County’s adapted version of “Shark Tank,” which the Winneshiek Idea House (WIH) has aptly named “Trout Tank.”
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  • The Decorah High School Viking Café is open noon to 1 p.m. Thursday through May 3. Allie Hafner, Steven Baldridge and Maddy McEnaney will be serving Bacon Avocado Grilled Cheese, Tomato Basil Soup, and Chocolate Trifle at next week's March 22 Viking Café.
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  • Students walk out in honor of 17 killed in Parkland

    Decorah High School students were part of a national movement that walked out of school Wednesday morning to honor the 17 killed in the recent Parkland school shooting.

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  • Decorah High School raises $1,600 through bread sale
    The Decorah High School Community Club members hosted a bread sale last week to raise money for the Arneson family who recently lost two family members.
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  • Democratic candidate for Congress, Thomas Heckroth, is hosting a meet and greet tonight, Tuesday, March 13, in Calmar. The meet and greet is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at PIVO brewery, 101 Huber Drive.
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  • The Decorah Community School District (DCSD) recently issued a statement allowing the participation of students in the National School Walkout, Wednesday, March 14.
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  • 'Understanding and Nurturing Resiliency'
    Kathleen Brown-Rice, chair of division of counseling and psychology in education and associate professor of counselor education at the University of South Dakota, will discuss the neurological factors of resiliency and how resiliency is developed during a guest lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206, on the Luther College campus.
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  • Luther College Admitted Student Visit Event is March 16
    Luther College is hosting an Admitted Student Visit Event Friday, March 16. The day will begin at 8:15 a.m. with check-in and breakfast reception and events will continue throughout the day.
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  • Rezults Driven Fitness opens in Calmar
    Terry and Teri Denner, farmers from the Fredericksburg area, and their son Ryan Denner recently decided to take a leap of faith and put up a fitness/apartment building on property located west of the NICC campus. (Submitted Photo)
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  • Seed Savers celebrates 10 year anniversary of Svalbard
    Seed Savers Exchange recently marked the 10th anniversary of its partnership with Svalbard Global Seed Vault with its annual deposit to Norway.
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  • Due to weather, the Decorah High School Viking Cafe will not be open to the public this week. The next cafe date will be Thursday, March 15.
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  • The Winneshiek Medical Center (WMC) Board of Trustees will hold a public budget hearing Wednesday, March 7, at 4:30 p.m. in conference room B3 at the WMC.
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  • Due to weather conditions, the Decorah Community School District has moved the kindergarten parent informational meetings scheduled for tonight, to Friday, March 9.
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